Educational Advancement of Nurses in North Carolina Research Paper by crown

Educational Advancement of Nurses in North Carolina
A cross-sectional study to determine factors in the educational advancement of licensed practical nurses in the State of North Carolina.
# 9105 | 4,350 words | 49 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 02, 2003 in Education (Higher) , Medical and Health (Nursing) , Research Designs (General)

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The paper discusses the United States' serious nursing crisis and predictions that this trend will only get worse in the future, showing that the changing demographics of an aging population are largely to blame. The paper also shows that nursing shortages are greater in areas requiring higher levels of education, such as Masters or Doctorate Degrees and that not enough nurses are pursuing educational paths to fill this need. Congress has offered tuition reimbursement and grant programs to help fund higher education and Nursing Associations are working to create faster tracks to a careers in nursing. Other methods discussed are media campaigns which have highlighted the advantages of nursing. This research examines the factors that influence a nurse's decision to pursue higher education and gives insight as to how to eliminate some of the barriers that prevent them from entering into higher education.

Table of Contents:
Literature Review
Scope of the Nursing Shortage
What is Being Done?
Have these Measures Been Effective?
Motivating Factors for Nurses to Pursue Continuing Education
The Traditional Career Path
Distance Learning and the Nursing shortage
What this Research Hopes to Answer
Data Collection
Subject Selection Criteria
Data Analysis

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